Project Life 1.9 - 1.15
It's in the book! My first "week" of Project Life for 2017 is done, and it feels simple, but good. It took all the G's to get it done (this head and chest cold is kicking me in the pants, and I wanted to throw in the towel on my Sunday work time), but it was so worth sitting down and completing the stories.
I used a full 6x8 photo on the back side of my intro page so that I wouldn't be wasting great real estate, and I love how it turned out. Celebrating the start of my 4th year with this project.
I knew I wanted to put this quote front and center, so instead of adding it to a packet page, I punched it and used it on its own, clipped directly into the rings with a tab added to help with turning. This one was from my last kit with Feed Your Craft, "The Next Chapter".
On the back side, Elise was kind enough to let me share a little sneak of the next kit I designed for Feed Your Craft, "The View From Here" - and thank goodness, because it was just exactly right for this space. It's been such a tidal wave of emotions since losing mom, but the creating, the process of making, shores up my hear so much, and I can feel it shifting something inside of me for the better, even with the struggle.
Since I'm not numbering weeks this year, I stamped my date range directly onto a photo using the mega date stamp from Studio Calico. This week was full of hot baths and good food, lots of self care around these parts.
I'd be lying if I said there wasn't a little bit of grief shopping happening, and I was thrilled when I finally found this little Merryweather fairy figure I'd been looking for. She arrived just days after I bought her, and she's just the right kind of grumpy, chubby, stubborn magic my heart needs.
Last, but not least, but gratitudes for the week, which I think I might always add in by way of a 3x8 card (using the front and back, one week as the ending, and one at the start). It was so nice to start this practice again.
Was it the best, most interesting spread I've ever pulled together? No. Is it complete and colorful, and feeling like "me"? Heck Yes. Did I tell all my stories the way I'd like? Not fully, but I'm getting there. GUTS. GRACE. GRIT. GRATITUDE. I'll get there.